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March 30th, 2006, 04:25 AM
Could you tell me when sharpe comes to tv(UK). i saw it advertised ages ago, but it has never been on. Great books thou

March 30th, 2006, 05:09 AM
Its usually shown on UKTV Gold, so i'd check all the time just to make sure its not showing. Its was on a short while back (though only one episode), I remember eagerly sitting down to watch it.

Theres a new Sharpe being aired in April though ' Sharpe's Challenge ' (http://www.southessex.co.uk/). On ITV, can't wait.

March 30th, 2006, 05:15 AM
Ive seen advertised on uktv gold (guide) But alas. i dont get it, i get freeview, but we havent subscribed yet. what is the new one about?
dont you just hate william of orange (the dimwittedt d***head)

March 30th, 2006, 04:47 PM
Ahh who cares what its about, in all honesty i've read the synopsis and it seems pretty standard. Princess gets captured, Sharpe is the only one who can save her, he must go into dire danger to rescue her.

Though all it needs to make it brilliant, classic Sharpe....

Is a puff or three of Gunpowder

Some English gentry excaiming ' Oh I say ' in a really posh tone (while drinking tea of course)

And of course Sharpe getting the girl (once again) by seducing her with his manly charms.

Some rowdy singing and drinking, naturally!

"Sean Bean is back as the swashbuckling hero in Sharpe's Challenge, an action packed mini-series to be shot on location in Rajasthan, India. Two years after the Duke of Wellington crushes Napoleon at Waterloo, dispatches from India tell of a local Maharaja, Khande Rao, who is threatening British interests there. Wellington sends Sharpe to investigate on what turns out to be his most dangerous mission to date. When a beautiful general's daughter is kidnapped by the Indian warlord, the tension mounts, leaving Sharpe no option but to pursue the enemy right into its deadly lair. Deep in the heart of enemy territory he also has to keep at bay the beautiful but scheming Regent, Madhuvanthi, who is out to seduce him.

The fate of an Empire and the life of a General's daughter lie in one man's hands...."

Ah well, as long as Sharpe says 'Bugger' at some point, I'll be a happy man.

March 31st, 2006, 06:53 AM
Also you cant forget patric harper (if he is in it) it would make my day to hear him say "God save Ireland"

April 2nd, 2006, 08:35 AM
Also you cant forget patric harper (if he is in it) it would make my day to hear him say "God save Ireland"

Looks like he is... looking at the cast list of the site provided by Gildor and it does indeed have PATRICK HARPER as DARAGH O'MALLEY.

I'm really looking forward to it... I've never read the books, but they are on my very long reading list.

While this does sound like a case of "more of the same" I've no problem with that at all!

April 24th, 2006, 06:31 AM
Ooooh did anyone see the this last night?

It was absolutely a case of 'more of the same'!

Yet it had some ingredients not usually associated with Sharpe, to my mind at least.

Blood on the swords for instance and nudity :eek:

All in all a bloody good episode, it played to it's strengths very well (Foppish gentry, sneering villains, Sean Beans accent etc)

April 24th, 2006, 07:21 AM
I taped it. Sounds very good. will watch it tonight.
i was outvoted everyone else wanted to watch invasion on E4. LAME.
When is the next part on. its in 2 parts isnt it?

April 28th, 2006, 04:32 AM
I saw it and knew exactly what was going to happen. it was on a book, but harper wasnt in it and simmerson wasnt in it. it was before or just after sharpe sabes wellingtons life